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A regularly published podcast by a self-described hacker, curmudgeon and hacktivist about the practice and profession of programming drawing on over a decade of professional experience and a lifetime spent hacking, the intersection of politics and society with technology and anything else clever, elegant or funny that catches my mind as a die hard technology geek.



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The Command Line Podcast
Oct 22, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I talk about the practice of code review, especially when it is challenging.
Topics: podcast, practice of programming
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Oct 1, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I mentioned my new podcasting project for which I have set up a Patreon if you are interested, it will be an interview driven podcast about beer. In the feature for this episode, I reflect on my experiences being mentored and as a mentor.
Topics: podcast, mentoring
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Sep 10, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I ponder motivation and energy.
Topics: podcast, motivation, energy, practice of programming
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Aug 20, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I explore the value and appeal of complex learning curves.
Topics: learning, podcast, profession of programming
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Aug 6, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I unpack some of my own experiences of the evolutionary trend that has results in Docker.
Topics: podcast, feature, docker, virtualization, devops
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Jul 23, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I talk about the how frustration can be effectively channeled by building surprising tools, for yourself and your fellow developers.
Topics: podcast, feature, programming, practice of programming
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Jul 9, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I talk about the trade offs between dedicating to a single programming language or stack and embracing being a programming polyglot.
Topics: podcast, feature, programming, practice of programming, profession of programming, programming...
The Command Line Podcast
Jun 25, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. A long overdue episode on Internet exceptionalism and radical acceptance.
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The Command Line Podcast
Jun 11, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In another off the cuff episode, I share some thoughts on practice, mastery and goals.
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May 28, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I offer a bit of a stream of consciousness on the state of the podcast, over a decade of history, and thoughts for the future.
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May 7, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I talk about the privacy rules repeal at the FCC and the fight starting to shape up again over network neutrality. Important, clear background on the FCC privacy rules repeal Detailed coverage of the House vote to repeal FCC privacy rules The limits of using a VPN to protect your privacy Think twice about signal jamming ISPs tracking Guide and recommendations for privacy protection by VPN Senate dem questions Pai on FCC net neutrality roll back...
Topics: podcast, fcc, priacy, network neutrality
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Apr 23, 2017 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I share some thoughts on why it is remains important to be engaged as a digital citizen.
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Feb 13, 2016 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: Wood Shop Enters the Age of High-Tech Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace Why the Policy Fight over Encryption Is at an Impasse SCO's last arguments in 'Who owns Linux?' case vs. IBM knocked out First Report From Inside Germany's New TAFTA/TTIP Reading Room Reveals Text's Dirty Secret Moore's law really is dead this...
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Jan 16, 2016 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: EFF Confirms: T-Mobile's Binge On Optimization is Just Throttling, Applies Indiscriminately to All Video T-Mobile chief: Video throttling claim 'bullshit' As Its CEO Continues To Claim It Doesn't Throttle, T-Mobile Spokesperson Confirms Company Throttles John Legere apologizes to EFF for mocking group in throttling debate Clarifying The Bullshit From John Legere:...
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Jan 3, 2016 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: How the Internet of Things Limits Consumer Choice Tracing the Dynabook China Using US Encryption Fight To Defend Its New Encryption Backdoor Mandate Comcast Cap Blunder Highlights How Nobody Is Ensuring Broadband Meters Are Accurate New York is finally installing its promised public gigabit Wi-Fi After A Decade Of Waiting For Verizon, Town Builds Itself Gigabit...
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Dec 19, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I will be attending SCALE in the latter half of next month if anyone else planning to be there wants to meet up. I am also thinking about attending this year's LibrePlanet , in March. Please consider donating to their scholarship fund to help attendees who might not otherwise be able to go to join the event and learn more about Free Software and the community that uses and supports it. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught...
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Dec 13, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I will be attending SCALE in the latter half of next month if anyone else planning to be there wants to meet up. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: Microsoft to Open Source A Key Piece of Its Web Browser The Seriously Wacky Way Cosmologists Say We Could Encrypt Data A New Deal for Broadband Access Will Be A Key Issue in 2016 A great, low-tech hack for teaching high-tech skills The End of Internet...
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Nov 28, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I share an essay on how I realized I have been living up to my motto more than I thought. You can subscribe to a feed of articles I am reading for more. You can follow my random podcast items on HuffDuffer too.
Topics: podcast, essay
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Nov 22, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: David Cameron capitulates to terror, proposes Britain's USA Patriot Act Congressman: To stop ISIS, let's shut down websites and social media Carnegie Mellon Says It Was Subpoenaed-And Not Paid-For Research On Breaking Tor Tor is getting a major security upgrade The Internet Will Always Suck FCC Refuses To Force Websites To Adhere To 'Do Not Track,' And That's A...
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Nov 15, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: Google Just Open Sourced TensorFlow, Its Artificial Intelligence Engine Microsoft open sources its machine learning toolkit < DOJ won’t help FCC fight state laws that harm municipal broadband Supreme Court declines to decide whether you need a warrant to get cell site data Sorry, MPAA, Court Rejects Your Plan For A Secret SOPA At The ITC Blocked! Beware of...
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Nov 8, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: Harvard Law Launches Project To Put Every Court Decision Online For Free A better way to profile multithreaded programs The Power of Nudges, for Good and Bad Website to help you choose a license for your open source projects British government will (unsuccessfully) ban end-to-end encryption The Single Biggest Mistake Programmers Make Every Day Scan a book in five...
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Oct 31, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: Botnets running on CCTVs and NASs Nina Paley Argues Why Copyright Is Brain Damage Mozilla Launches Open Source Support Program Five Things Old Programmers Should Remember Seven Things I Did To Reboot My Life Here’s How to Start Closing Silicon Valley’s Age Gap EFF Wins Petition to Inspect and Modify Car Software Wifi Networks Can Now Identify Who You Are...
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Oct 24, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: Steel -- Open-source command-line password manage pass -- the standard unix password manager The Universal Design Machines That Can See Depression on a Person's Face With goal of universal HTTPS, Let's Encrypt reaches important milestone Let's Encrypt Enters Private Beta Silicon Valley, We Have An Age Problem: Let's Start Fixing It Here How Can We Achieve Age...
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Oct 17, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: A Good Vimrc Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself Open Source Micro-purchasing: An experiment in federal acquisition Geeks vs. Suits: What's the Real Difference between 18F and USDS? Aurous, the Popcorn Time of music, is already being sued Whatever You Think Of The RIAA's Lawsuit Over Aurous, Shouldn't We Be Concerned That It's...
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Apr 22, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. The hacker word of the week this week is fritterware . The feature this week is a rant digging into the risks of a proposal to the W3C for inclusion in the HTML standard, EME, which would bring DRM and all its problems to the core technology underpinning the web. View the detailed show notes online .
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Apr 16, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a couple of shout outs. First, friend of the podcast Ed Piskor has a new book coming out in the fall, Hip Hop Family Tree , the comics collected therein he has been syndicating freely thus far . Also an event series that may answer some of what I addressed in my NELF 2013 talk. This week's security alerts are smashing your old phone may be the best way to destroy its data and researchers looking to replace passwords with...
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Apr 1, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week. Listener feedback came from Paul who pointed out that something similar to camouflaged links is already possible and asked again if the legitimate uses outweigh or at least change the feasibility of warning users when scripting alters link behaviors on web pages. The feature this week is an event recording of the talk I have a couple weekends back at NELF 2013. I mentioned Aaron Swartz...
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Mar 25, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Thanks to Jonathan for inviting me to North East Linux Fest and all the friends, acquaintances and listeners I got to spend time with. In a Linux fest state of mind, I've been asked to let you all know the call for submissions is now open for Ohio Linux Fest . This week's security alerts are two new attacks on SSL/TLS and camouflaging links . In this week's news, why a geek dad hacked Donkey Kong so his daughter could play Pauline ,...
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Mar 13, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is now hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an event recording of Cory Doctorow from his recent book tour for "Homeland", the sequel to "Little Brother". Special thanks to Busboys and Poets and Teaching for Change for setting up a space in DC for his talk. View the detailed show notes online .
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Feb 18, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, I include a quick review for a couple of gadgets I am trying in a laptop-less experiment: a mini keyboard and an external battery with a solar panel . The former was recommended in The Secret Lair's gift guide from last year . The hacker word of the week this week is frink . The feature this week is a contemplation of the definition of the term and experience of being a hacker. View the detailed show notes online .
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This is news cast 197, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. A reminder in the intro that I will be at Philcon this coming weekend, the 20th. I am going expressly to interview Cory Doctorow about his new book, MAKERS , as well as hopefully some of his other projects . If you have questions you'd like me to consider including in the interview, send them to me this week. This week's security alerts are Firefox bugs account for 44% of all browser bugs and considering whether antivirus is dead ....
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I will save listener feedback for the next show. There is no hacker word of the week this week due to the length of the feature. The feature this week is the second of two panel recordings I captured at Balticon 44 . The panel was titled, "Free Yourself: Open Source Software for Everyday Use". My co-panelists were Brad Smith and none other than Eric Raymond. I found ESR to be especially fascinating on this panel, with...
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This is news cast 220, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, an apology for missing the last two shows, though I had good reason . I will be in San Francisco from August 9th to the 11th for Cassandra Summit and a training day. If anyone is interested in a meet up Monday or Tuesday night, let me know. And if you don't read the web site, I am a finalist for a Parsec award . This week's security alerts are Apple fixes the autofill bug in Safari that I didn't get to discuss last...
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This is news cast 203, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro a quick overview on my convention schedule for this year. This week's security alert is just an in depth discussion of a concerning interview that revealed some internal privacy issues at Facebook . In this week's news I spend more time on Google's announcement that it is reviewing its operations in China . Wired has more details from an inside source . Glyn Moody suggests a reasonable hypothesis of why now . And Mac...
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This is news cast 221, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, my thanks to Mike for his donation for which he has earned a merit badge. A final reminder there will not be a feature cast this coming week, I'll be out in San Francisco for most of the week. Also, a quick review of George Mann's " The Osiris Ritual ". I reviewed his first novel, "The Affinity Bridge", earlier in the Summer. This week's security alerts are RFIDs can be provably read at over 60...
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This is news cast 216, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, an update on the badge experiment. This week's security alerts are diffusing botnet control makes them more robust and bad passwords and the economics around perpetuating them . In this week's news open source could make attackers' jobs easier , understanding the real risks of Android fragmentation , programmers should stop being smart-alecks , and heated atomic force microscopes for 12nm graphene elements . Following...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. No listener feedback this week. Due to the length of the interview, there is also no new hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an interview with Danny O'Brien on ACTA. I was inspired to contact Danny after hearing him on FLOSS Weekly . In the course of the interview, we mention Michael Geist , Knowledge Ecology and Public Knowledge . Visit EFF to learn more about ACTA and the other issues on which Danny is...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no listener feedback this week. There is no hacker word of the week this week, due to the length of the feature. The feature this week is audio I recorded from a panel I moderated this past weekend at Farpoint . Farpoint was the first convention where I was invited as a participant, four years ago. The panel audio is from the Copyright, Copywrong discussion panel I moderated.
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, an update on the advertising experiment . There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is farm . The feature this week is a monologue on Java, the Gray Lady. In it, I mention COM , specifically criticisms against it. I also mention a timely piece by Neil McAllister and the Zen of Python .
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Another clear and beautiful day and plenty of excuses to be out enjoying it. While further enjoying the local beer, I also had a nice reminder of home in anticipation of my upcoming return trip.
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I was definitely far more jet lagged in this recording. I wish it was more amusing as a consequence but I think I was just tired. At all events, here are my rambling first impressions of Paris on my thoughts on getting here.
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This is news cast 210, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, thanks to new donors this week, Rhonda and Jonathan. Also a very quick update on the badge experiment. This week's security alerts are attackers using attack-in-depth and security alerts for Gmail . In this week's news a detailed proposal for copyright reform , a side channel info leak despite web encryption , Chris Soghoian and Sid Stamm publish a paper on SSL spoofing and EFF proposes some means to deal with it , and...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Listener feedback was from Jed in response to the Inner Chapter on Health and Eric in response to the post-peak computing feature and the news story about the study looking at piracy as the future of TV. The hacker word of the week this week is flaky . The feature this week is a look at the duology of Tron films from a hackish point of view. View the detailed show notes online .
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Listener feedback this week is from quite a few folks. Matt wrote in about outliners, asking what I do in particular to bend vim to this task. I use a vimrc line like "autocmd BufEnter,BufNew *.notes set sw=4 ts=4 expandtab spell tw=0 foldmethod=indent smartindent". Colin posted a comment about AAC and chapter marks. John had a much more incisive comment on my switching to an open stack segment. Ian also wrote about...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, apologies for the missed news cast, though I had a very productive weekend on other show related tasks as well as on the volunteering Saturday. My thanks to Wild Biker and James M. for their donations this past week. And a reminder that DC's CopyNight is this coming Tuesday , the 26th. Listener feedback this week was from Jed who wrote in about the Singularity feature as well as hacker health habits and post-peak...
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This is news cast 222, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, letting everyone know Dragon*Con is coming up. I'll be taking a little more time this year off from the show to prepare for my travel there. There will be no news cast on either September 29th or the 5th. There will be no feature cast on the 1st and possibly the 8th, depending on what recordings I come back with and how much work they need. This week's security alerts are first Android SMS trojan and a vulnerability in...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an interview with my friend and friend of the show, Chris Miller . We caught up after a our last discussion on career changes from a couple of years ago to chat about the experience, challenges and rewards of technical management. View the detailed show notes online .
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no new hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is the interview I recorded with Randy Chertkow of Beatnik Turtle . If you are interested, here are the 2007 , 2008 , and 2009 interviews as well. In the interview, we mention the Indie Guide web site , Randy and Jason's columns at Electronic Musicion , and TrackMyDisc.com . View the detailed show notes online .
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This is news cast 229, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, my thanks to Wild Biker and a heads up that the DC CopyNight gathering for the month is coming in just a bit over a week. This week's security alerts are Firesheep developer explains how mitigation tools are far from foolproof and a text based CAPTCHA using logic questions that though promising provably needs hardening . In this week's news Facebook co-founder builds social network for causes , the hacking potential of...
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This is news cast 213, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, thanks to new monthly donor, Jamie. Also, I was interviewed for Uber Leet Hacker Force Radio, part of Hacker Public Radio. My part starts around minute twenty-three. Lastly, I will be interviewing Cory Doctorow about his latest YA novel, " For the Win ". I'm scheduled to do so on Thursday, the 13th, so if you have any questions for him, get them to me before then. This week's security alerts are a new attack...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Thanks to Terry and Robert for their generous donations over the hiatus. In the intro, I also attend to some other matters relating to the financial support of the podcast. Here is the article by Audrey Waters at ReadWriteWeb that I mentioned about flattr's new direction donations. Listener feed back this week was about my interview with Jon "The Nice Guy" Spriggs and cchits.net . Mike from the Creative Commons left a...
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This is news cast 214, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, thanks to new monthly donor, John Taylor Williams and his wife, Mia. Thank you to fellow Flattr beta testers who have been flattring my posts. I should have an update on how this service compares to donations and ads at the end of the month. My Balticon schedule is up , if you are going to be there, come and say high. Better yet, join me for the unofficial FLOSS and Tech Geek BoF . There will be no news show that...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There will be no podcasts after this one for two weeks as I will be abroad. If you miss me terribly, please do check out the current and upcoming interview series on the Living Proof brewcast . We managed to sit down with frequent guest here, Randy Chertkow , and catch up in much the way he and I have at Dragon*Cons past Due to the length of the feature, there is no new hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is...
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This is news cast 238, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are a couple of stories of whether difficulties erasing and preserving data on flash storage and how to block Facebook apps accessing your contact info if you aren't ready to just delete it or your account. In this week's news, considering whether piracy is the future of television , a novel processor design localizing storage to processor cores to get past the energy/heat wall , memristor based processor...
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This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, thanks to Kevin for his donation and for Scott for donating again. Also I share a quick, spoiler free review of Captain America. This week's security alerts are Google introduces malware detection in search results and Apple laptop batteries can be bricked, firmware hacked . In this week's news, study shows programmers get better with age , an anti-censorship tool that works with the Internet's infrastructure , Internet...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. The hacker word of the week this week is flavor . The feature this week is a monologue, as suggested by Don, exploring the dictum with which I close every show: hack your world. I mention Oxblood Ruffin's recent interview in which he so well defines hacktivism. I mention the book my reaction against which set my on this larger course. View the detailed show notes online .
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. The feature this week is an essay comparing and contrasting Adventure Time with a cartoon from when I was the age my kids are now, Thundarr the Barbarian.
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This episode is an experiment. I recorded an extemporized monologue in my car during what is a fairly regular drive for my right now. I expressed my gratitude for, and inspiration from, Patrick McLean , in particular his return to The Seanachai, and Dave Slusher . I talked about the new car I bought at the end of January, my reasons for buying it and my experience of genuinely feeling that I am driving a computer.
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I rushed this episode out for listeners who do not read the web site. I wanted to let those listeners know about the coming change in feeds, in case of any disruptions. I am hoping there are no problems, but if someone has one, I want them to have the heads up and to know I will help where I can if there are any feed hiccups. I discuss some listener feedback, namely Pete's recommendation of the Gundo plugin for vim and Tim's move from nano to vim....
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In this episode, I share a couple more recent essays from the web site. In the second one, I refer to another essay about my new practice of walking .
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an interview with Bruce Schneier. The catalyst for this conversation is a post on his blog that frames out some of the themes he has been considering for his next book. Among other things, we refer to Rebecca Mackinnon's book and Kevin Kelly's most recent book in the course of the conversation. View the detailed show notes online .
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. One of the reasons for the long delay was work related, focusing on the 1.0 release of the Commotion wireless project . Also work related and upcoming, I may be able to make it out to either LibrePlanet or RightsCon in March. If you want to hear from me, regardless of the length of pauses between episodes, check out the Libation Liberation Front . The hacker word of the week is frob . The feature this week is a consideration on how at least part...
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This is the Audio Diary of a Peculiar Character. These diaries are five minute, off the top of my head, audio recordings on topics related to the various themes I write about and share on this site. This diary entry includes an update on my home brewing progress so far this year.
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a final reminder I will be at Philcon this weekend, so no news show on Sunday. There almost definitely will be a feature show next week since I should have my interview with Cory to release. Also a revelation, that "Dreams with Sharp Teeth" has convinced me I am not much of a curmudgeon. There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is Evil Empire . The feature this week is a...
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This is news cast 209, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a call for help with my new experiment , this time with a way to reward and encourage donors. Also, happy Pi Day . This week's security alerts are researchers build an 8K smart phone botnet and share their motivations for doing so and some findings and a serious Apache exploit is discovered . In this week's news theoretical breakthrough for quantum crypto , Apple iPhone developer agreement comes to light leading to my...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, my thanks to Kreg Steppe and Geoff for their generous support through their donations this past week. Also, if you have not taken the Ada Lovelace Day Pledge please do so . Sydney Padua's madcap web comic has my favorite depiction of Ada, one I'll bear in mind as I choose my subject to blog on the day. Listener feedback this week is from Eric and Jon in response to my interview with Nina Paley , specifically our...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, some thoughts on the loss of a friend. There is no listener feedback this week. There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is a Hacking 101 on speed and the practice of performance tuning. I mention my previous Inner Chapters on complexity and debugging though I referred to it incorrectly as trouble shooting or problem solving. I also refer to Wikipedia's entry of Big O notation, specifically...
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This is news cast 215, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, just a pointer to my thoughts on Balticon 44 and a recap on advertising, the badge experiment, and Flattr so far. This week's security alerts are OS choice does not equal security and an Android rootkit . In this week's news Google drops Microsoft for internal use citing security reasons though some are skeptical , figuring out if Wikileaks spun up using documents intercepted from Tor with thoughts from both the Tor...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. The hacker word of the week this week is flamage . The feature this week is an Inner Chapter on personal growth inspired by my recent job change. The previous chapters on accomplishment , stretching yourself , and effecting change brush up against this topic. My career change was partly enabled by this Google talk with Vint Cerf and Chef Andres. View the detailed show notes online .
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This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This is likely to be the last podcast of the year. Next Sunday is Christmas with familial obligations if not personal observation. The Sunday after is New Year's day when I am likely to need to quietly recover from the evening before. If you want to hear more from me before 2012, try the latest Living Proof Brew Cast , my latest stint guest co-hosting Tecnorama or the travelog from my most recent business trip to Paris ( day 1 , day 2...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Update: A listener brought to my attention a couple of spots in this episode's audio that were very problematic. I have fixed the original audio and reposted for anyone who hasn't yet listened to the episode. The hacker word of the week this week is Flyspeck 3 . The feature this week is a discussion of some of my recent experiences with communities and the questions they raise. View the detailed show notes online .
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro I note that the registration for Ohio Linux Fest is now open , with an experiment in new ways for enthusiasts to support the event. Listener feedback this week is from Hank who recommended/reminded me of tiny tiny rss and Ken who has a Hacker Public Radio on his feed reading alternative to Google Reader, both in response to my discussion about my podcast production process. Rob sent along his notes from HOPE9 in...
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This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, I talked about an idea proposed by Marvin Ammori, Internet Freedom Day , met with no small success. As part of the celebration, Marvin also released a preview of his forthcoming book. This week's security alerts are Nokia found decrypting proxied web data and Mozilla's new security testing framework, Minion . In this week's news, Ubuntu for phones revealed , programming literacy done right , the future of programming ,...
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This is news cast 204, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alert are an odd interaction between AT&T's mobile network and Facebook with some clarification and a seventeen year old Windows flaw . In this week's news CBS keeps some public domain videos locked away in its vault though the status of the video seems clear but the situation may have been exaggerated , another proposal to re-write HTTP , consequences of Google's map, reduce patent , and US secretary of...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, just a heads up that due to a volunteer commitment, there may not be a news show this weekend. The hacker word of the week this week is firefighting . The feature this week is a book end to my switching to Linux feature from back in June. I mention the tag I used on the blog to track my incremental progress. I also refer to one of my earliest rants, on the subject of geek fatigue . The audio software I mention, the...
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